11/28/2012 11:17 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2013

University Of Michigan Top U.S. Public College In Research Spending


University of Michigan has topped its public peers in research and development spending for the third year in a row, according to the U.S. National Science Foundation.

The Ann Arbor school spent $1.28 billion on research during the 2010-11 fiscal year, up 8 percent from the previous year, according to the NSF.

Because NSF and U-M use different accounting standards, their tallies for research spending vary slightly. U-M reported a $1.24 billion research enterprise in 2011- lower than that reported by the NSF.